Transforming a Modern Canister into a Vintage Stoneware Crock

Transforming a Modern Canister into a Vintage Stoneware Crock

This project, my friends, was a complete and utter experiment…and I decided that no matter the outcome, I would post the final results. That’s not an easy promise for me to make- the idea of posting a failure would is extremely nerve-wracking and heart-wrenching. Thankfully, though, my crazy idea turned out just fine…and what, pray tell, was that crazy idea of mine? To transform a modern ceramic canister into a vintage-style stoneware crock!Read more ›

When Christmas Window Candles Go Halloween…

When Christmas Window Candles Go Halloween…

Last year, I brought you a super simple, last minute Halloween project that took no time at all to create- remember these creepers? Well, I’m doing it again this year with a new super simple project. And this time…we’re repurposing vintage Christmas window candles …with a Halloween twist.Read more ›

Monkey Pod Wood Pumpkin Trays: Simple Fall Décor

Monkey Pod Wood Pumpkin Trays: Simple Fall Décor

Funny, but true, story about this project- it all started out when I found this apple-shaped monkey pod wood tray at the thrift store. It was May…so Spring was on my mind…and I told myself I’d make a cute apple project in the Fall.Read more ›

Upcycled Alcohol Ink Glass Pumpkins

Upcycled Alcohol Ink Glass Pumpkins

Every now and then, I choose to work on a project based on a crafting technique, as opposed to a really unique repurposing idea. And this, my friends, is one of those projects! Back in the Spring, I spotted this glass pumpkin at the thrift…autumn was months away, but I had a flickering idea. I’d been looking for a way to try out alcohol ink paints for a long time…and wouldn’t this piece be a great opportunity to play around with them? Read more ›

From Basket to Candy Bowl – A Halloween Makeover!

From Basket to Candy Bowl – A Halloween Makeover!

October is almost over- how is that possible? But before it slips away, I wanted to bring to you my latest upcycled project for The Good Life Blog! If you’ll recall, I was asked to be a part of this fun group of thrifty bloggers, brought together by Goodwill Industries of the Upstate/Midlands South Carolina. So far for Goodwill, I’ve blogged about DIY Wall Art and Creating a Thrifty Gift, and this month I went with a Halloween theme. And this is a project that is SO SIMPLE that literally anyone can do it, I promise. It uses just three things- a basket, orange paint, and some black felt- that’s it!Read more ›

Country Cookie Jar to Spooky Haunted House

Country Cookie Jar to Spooky Haunted House

Hopefully you aren’t sick of Halloween projects yet! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…upcycling and Halloween are a match made in crafting heaven, which is why I keep bringing you more and more projects on the blog!

And this one is no exception. It started out with a trip to Goodwill (how typical of me) and a casual stroll through housewares. I wasn’t hunting for anything in particular, and when I came across this chipped, cracked country cottage cookie jar, I was intrigued (because it was an unusual item) but not inspired.Read more ›

Miniature Book Pendants from Repurposed Book Pages

Miniature Book Pendants from Repurposed Book Pages

Two facts you should know about me: (1) I love old books, and (2) I love miniature ANYTHING. My bibliophile tendencies date way back…in fact, I’m pretty sure it’s a genetic affliction. And now that I think about it, my obsessions with all things dainty is just as genetic.

So, why not combine these two loves and add in a third obsession- DIY Upcycled Jewelry?Read more ›